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Waist Training: a Visual History of Corsetry

Waist Training: a Visual History of Corsetry

I found myself wondering the other day about waist training and just how corsets and girdles have shaped women and fashions over the last century. The fashion for different body types has definitely changed with the decades, but what underwear was needed to help women achieve this? I hope we’re getting to an age where(…)

My Vintage Style: Green Shoes on a Frosty Morning

My Vintage Style: Green Shoes on a Frosty Morning

I have to admit, there’s not a lot of vintage in this outfit – just my (faux) fur gilet – oh and my shoes which were a second-hand eBay buy (they’ve got leopard print soles – how cute is that?!). I also wanted to share the first real frost we’ve had so far this year.(…)

Vintage Look Book: Lana Turner in Vivienne Westwood

Vintage Look Book: Lana Turner in Vivienne Westwood

I saw this Vivienne Westwood dress this morning and though it looked perfectly 40s, so I thought Lana Turner would look great in this outfit! What do you think? Clockwise from top left: Johnny Loves Rosie Black Veil & Rose Feather Fascinator Women’s Vivienne Westwood Red Label Mad/Man Dress Nine West Women’s Sweetlife red heeled(…)

Vintage Look Book: Modern Flapper

Vintage Look Book: Modern Flapper

The party season is the perfect time to dress up and have some fun, so embrace your inner flapper with a modern take on 20s flapper style. What do you think of this outfit? Clockwise from top left: Sportmax SPMAX-D-DIEGO dresses YELLOW Serpentine Black & Gold Gecko Bangle by Fiorelli Jewellery RUPERT SANDERSON lintie mary(…)

Vintage Lookbook: Dressing Marilyn

Vintage Lookbook: Dressing Marilyn

It struck me as strange that in all the vintage lookbooks I’ve done – I’ve never done one for Marilyn Monroe. I have no ideas why! So here you go! What do you think, did I get it right? Clockwise from top left: Alpo brown satin gloves, Kaufman Franco Sequin wrap dress, Lipstick Queen Fired(…)

My vintage style: 60s houndstooth dress

My vintage style: 60s houndstooth dress

If you have been following my blog for a while, you might recognize this as my Goodwood Revival dress. I didn’t get any good photos of it that day, so I thought I’d re-style it and take some more photos. The outfit I wore to Goodwood was a lot more authentic – pale tights, big(…)

The 10 best pin up dresses

These are my 10 favourite pin up dresses! Whether you wear Rockabilly-style with tatoos and lots of attitude or cute and sexy with just a slick of red lipstick. I love all ten of these dresses. If I had to choose though think I would pick the With Only a Wink Dress. What do you(…)

Pierre Cardin 1978

Pierre Cardin 1978

Fashion designer Pierre Cardin photographed in 1978 signing his latest design, an executive jet. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1978 and March 1, 1989 without a copyright notice, and its copyright was not subsequently registered with the U.S. Copyright Office within(…)

My vintage style: feeling tweedy

My vintage style: feeling tweedy

This is my first attempt at an outfit post which isn’t relying on my trusty brick wall as a background. I still need lots more practice (especially because I’m taking the photos myself so focussing is proving a problem with the self timer! I think I need a cardboard cutout of myself to set the(…)

My Vintage Style: Getting in the Movember Spirit

My Vintage Style: Getting in the Movember Spirit

So, how are your mo’s growing MoBros? My husband’s new Movember moustache is very prickly, but since it’s only for a month and for a great cause, I’m still smiling! If you don’t know about Movember it’s a movement responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men‚Äôs faces throughout November all over the(…)

My vintage style: wide lapels & a brown sixties print

My vintage style: wide lapels & a brown sixties print

Hmm. I had a strange mode on my camera by accident this morning (think I had a custom white balance on there by mistake) so I had to correct these in Photoshop and I still look slightly jaundiced! I’m not ill, I just haven’t got the hang of my new camera yet! ūüėČ I need(…)

Vintage Style Icons: Barbie

Vintage Style Icons: Barbie

Barbie has been a fashion icon for girls (both young and old) since the late 1950s. What would be a more perfect way of celebrating vintage style than through Andi (of Andi B. Goode)’s collection of fabulous vintage Barbies! Which is your favourite? Hi We Heart Vintage readers – I’m Andi (of Andi B. Goode)(…)

My vintage style: competition winnings!

My vintage style: competition winnings!

This is my celebration outfit for winning the competition to design a 1920s flapper dress – I won thanks you all your votes so thank you SO much!!! I don’t think I’ve won a competition since I won a creative writing competition when I was 9 so I’m delighted! [5 photos]

My vintage style: family day out

My vintage style: family day out

Brrr it’s cold out there this morning! I’m slowly getting more comfortable doing outfit posts, although it still seems like a very scary thing to (no pics without sunglasses yet! – although in my defence it was actually nice and sunny this morning!). My apologies if I look a bit sulky in these photos –(…)

My vintage style: making like Twiggy

My vintage style: making like Twiggy

I was so pleased with my new ‘Make Like Twiggy‘ dress which arrived this morning that I thought I’d share my sixties-inspired outfit. It feels strange and a little scary taking photos of myself and posting them on here though- I know lots of people do it, but its an odd feeling doing it for(…)

1930s skiing fashions

1930s skiing fashions

1930s skiing fashions from the cover of McCalls Homemaking magazine, 1938. Jinx Falkenberg in California, photographed by Nickolas Muray. Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions Edited with BlogPad Pro

1950s hairstyle: Vivien Leigh

1950s hairstyle: Vivien Leigh

Actress and movie star Vivien Leigh in a publicity photo from the movie: The Deep Blue Sea. The neat up-do is a typical 1950s hairstyle. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have(…)